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you realize that what this district did is unfair, unjust and entirely effects the lives of tina and the rest of the teachers hence the quality of their lives and teacher and are affected. a single mother of two children who are going to college and taking care of her children, taking care of her dad. you know, you guys are barking on the wrong tree. we want tina's name cleared and rescinded now and we want to be sure that you give her back full benefit and salary back and all of the teachers on the chopping block right now. thank you. [ applause ] >> my name is amel degusman and i am the president of the heritage foundation and an educational and archive heritage in our community, i'm a graduate of george washington high school of 1965. and i have seen many things
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happen at that time. we were talking about a district that was predominantly white teachers. there were no philippine teachers and i was one of those tracked and i think that i was put in a lower track. and so, i went through a school where i was not encouraged to go on this college, and i did. a actually went on to city and uc berkeley. the reason that i say that is because it was pretty bad in those times. i was never mentored. there was no teachers that i could relate to. and so therefore, basically, i had to find my way and i found my way. and i looked back almost 50 years today and i see that someone like tina and someone who is really a treasure in our community who has spoken 15 years of working in the district, and i see that five
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months of evaluation says that she is a proficient satisfy torrey and i don't see anything that shows that she is a bad performer. so i raise questions about people in five months being able to determine that this person should be put on a probationary status which means black listing and one year without, you know, without being able to get employment. and now i know that people are trying to extend to her, but given what this parent says about her to me, refuse what those assistant superintendent and principal say about her, this is wrong. this is, this is immoral. and you know, for our community, who already has suffered, and there is no for the central office and some management position, we have a few principals and we made some progress and we need to make improvement and we are fighting
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about equity and 50 years has gone by and i have seen this i have fought with the ftc to expand the kindergarten-8 and we also have five classes at bawl and we have done a great job and we got to do more, but she has to be... this should be rescined and we should give her the tenured position, thank you. [ applause ] >> my name is charity and i work at the philippine center and i have been there nine years and i am here in support of reinstating tina, when i started i didn't know what i was going to do with my life and meeting people like her is really parent because she helped me be who i want to be. we need people like her, we
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need examplary role models for teachers who want to be bilingual if we don't have people like her, she takes out extra time for us to help us build the community and teach us everything that we know. please, please, keep people like her so we can pass on the knowledge and find wonderful teachers and pass on the legacy, keep her because we really need her. thank you. >> tony. robles and i'm with the foundation and also with the magazine. with all of what has happened in the city, the landscape has changed so much and what i want to say is, you know, tina should be retained as a teacher she is an excellent teacher and she is an excellent role model for the young kids.
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and something that i think is very important is that she is somebody that really cares about families, cares about not only philippine american families but the children that the families of all of the children. and our families are really under assault economically, housing, it is hard enough. teachers like miss alaho should be honored and they should be supported because they are the ones who are going to strengthen our community. >> you need to wrap up, sir. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> briefly. >> susan solomen executive vice president of united educators of san francisco the concerns
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that i have of the non-elections there are 33, that is about what it usually is a little bit higher, but among these 33 non-reelection, 14 of them are special education teachers. and 8 of them are from elementary schools. 7 from elementary and one from a k-8 school. it is a hard to staff position as we know there is additional money because it is hard to staff. my question would be are the teachers who are being hired into special education really getting the support that they need in order to be successful and more importantly for the students to be successful. thank you. >> thank you. so we will move on now to item g. the consent calendar. may i hear a motion, please? >> moved,. >> second. >> there are any items withdrawn or corrected by the superintendent? >> no.
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are there any items removed for first reading by the board? >> no. any items severed by the board or superintendent for discussion and vote this evening? >> no. >> all right. roll call vote will take place under section 0. we will now move on to item h. and this is 132-12 sp1. revision to board policy 5132.1, to conform with provisions of ab 1575 related to pupil fees moved and seconded on february 12th it was heard at the rules committee, may we have a brief report commissioner haney? >> so we recommended to the board with a positive recommendation. >> thank you. >> may we have a reading by the superintendent or mr. davis?
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>> thank you. president norton. what you have before you as you stated is superintendent's proposal 132-12 sp1. revision of board policy, 5132.1 students to conform with provisions of ab 1575, chapter 776, statutes of 2012 relating to pupil fees and the requested action is that the board of education adopt, revised policy board policy 5132.1 entitled fees to conform with the provisions of ab 1575 chapter 776, 2012. basically, this legislation added more specificity to the prohibition of charging the students fees on school activities and what it requires is that we have in place by
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march first, procedures within the uniform complaint policy to insure that those that feel that they have been unjustly charged with use the uniform complaint policy procedure to fight that and to request reimbursement. >> thank you. >> there are no public speakers, signed up for this item. are there any comments from the board or superintendent? >> seeing none, roll call please? >> ly. >> yes. >> wong. >> yes. >> fewer. >> yes. >> haney. >> yes. >> maufas in >> yes. >> murase. >> aye. >> wynns. >> aye. >> norton? >> aye >> seven 7 ayes. >> item i board member proposals there are none. j requests to speak regarding general matters, i have two speakers signed up, the first
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is steve zeltzer, the second is susan solomen. you may have two minutes. >> you can go ahead and he is back and we will have steve come up after you. two minutes mr. zeltzer. >> so, the fact of the matter is there is a lot of money in san francisco, but it is not for working class poor black and philippine community, the school district is actually hiring and giving money to pearson and other private companies to do psychological testing and laying off teachers in san francisco and also are covering up the criminal abuse
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at the martin luther king school the black school in san francisco and you replaced the assistance principal and covered up and gave him a job pushing common core i say take that money that you used to hire him and give it to rehire these teachers. now this funding is a reactionary thing, special ed has been pulled out of the prop 30 so it is no longer required in san francisco. so why are you getting rid of special education teachers here in san francisco who is going to replace them for the special ed students in san francisco? who is going to replace them? no answer, maybe teach for america and maybe you can get the private schools to come in to take care of these kids. this is a subsidy for the billionaires in san francisco who want charter schools. the mayor is giving money to san francisco while he says that he has no extra money for schools in san francisco. we are saying that there has to
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be accountability and transparency and the fact that you were discussing today, laying off teachers in the philippine community, a racist attack is another example of what this board represents, poor, working class, black and philippine are being attacked while the money is going to consultants in san francisco who the superintendent supports. finally there is a ctc investigation of the teacher in martin luther king over the criminal abuse in the school which the superintendent says does not exist. this will be exposed and these people will be held accountable including the superintendent. >> miss solomen? >> thank you. >> susan solomen, again. i'm up here this time to invite everybody to uesf spring conference which is this saturday, march second from 8:30 to 12:30, i know that it overlaps with the school side
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summit and there are only so many saturdays in the spring but hopefully everybody can come. our emphasize of what we are really focusing on this time is essential tools and strategies to insure your students get the education that they deserve, so the focus is on special education and within that, ininclusive practices. we really want to look at how we insure or assure that educators and parents in the district are working together to make sure that the students get what they need. so the details are, we start at 8:30 with breakfast and at 9:00 we have guest speakers and a panel at 9:30 and a lot of workshops and we also have lunch and everybody is going to be well-fed all day long and we have included with our guest speakers, the people from the support of families with children with disabilities. and i know that you all know, wonderful organization, and we are so, so excited to be working with them now. and it makes so much sense for educators and parents to be working together. we are also going to have
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workshops on the early education and on assessments. another guest speaker is dr. stacey begen who was a teacher herself and now an expert to help us all understood the myriad of laws and rules with special education so we know that the students can get what they need. so i hope that you can all come. thank you. >> where? >> i knew that i was leaving something out. >> it is at oconnel high school 8:30 to 12:30, saturday, march second. thanks very much. >> thank you. >> anything else? >> thank you, miss solomen. >> okay. we are moving on to item kadvisory committee reports appointment to the advisory committee by board members, are there any other pointments by the board members? >> i have one.
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i am appointing mr. chuck horn brooke to the peace pac. >> okay. item l. special order of business. we have several action items. i would like to hear a motion on the resolution to decrease the number of certificated employees due to the reduction in particular can kinds of services >> may i have a motion? >> moved. >> second? >> thank you. >> may i have a reading of the recommendation by the superintendent? or the designee mr. bush man? >> i would like you to read the i think that we are going to take them one at a time. we are going to deal with them one at a time. so the recommendation from the first certificated pks
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resolution. okay? is that not clear? >> we were going to read them all in a row. so is that okay? >> we need to take them one at a time. says our parliamentarian. the presentation is then as. >> so you are doing a presentation that is sort of the whole thing. >> and i understand. >> and so let's do the presentation. >> if i could i will do the presentation and then we will read them and take questions if that will work. >> that is okay. this was going to work. >> okay, so tonight, we will be discussing preliminary certificated and classified layoff consideration and before we get started i want to take just a moment to acknowledge that this is a sensitive and personal issue for each of our employees and students and families. my hope was that this year i
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would not sit here... well i'm not into any slides yet. so, my hope last year was that this year i would not sit before you and present these resolutions. however, as you will see our circumstances warrant taking these actions. do i have it? >> okay. okay, this is an overview of what the presentation consists of. our fiscal out look is much better than it was last year, the passage of prop 30 stopped the cuts to our budget. and we stand to get an increase in funding compared to the previous year if the governor's
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recent budget proposal is approved. however the proposal must be approved by the state legislature which is no guarantee. and even if the proposal is approved, it will take several years before we see significant differences in our funding. numerous funding are ending including the improvement district that provided the district $45 million is ending, another example of a program that sending is the nutrition, education project grant that provided the district $1.6 million last year. and finally and probably most importantly we are in the process of taking a critical look at how the program and services we offer our students are aligned to our district's vision and strategic plan and in order to realize our goals we know that some program shifts are necessary. the resolutions that you have in front of you tonight are about insuring that we have a balanced budget that reflect the service of our students and
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their family and staff. this evening, you have four resolutions to consider. each deals with noticing staff at our pre-k through 12 division and early education department. we bringing all, projected layoffs to you to give you the comprehensive picture at this time. the notice is time critical. we need your approval for the initial notice of potential layoffs of certificated employees. this is called reduction in particular kinds of service or pks. the second resolution is related to the pks and determines how same-day of service hire ties are reserved in the layoff process. as you know if we do not notice our certificated employees by the mandated march 15th deadline, we lose the flexibility to layoff the employees for the 2013, 14 academic school year.
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of equal importance is our classified staff which includes early education, teachers and para professionals. we have more flexibility with this particular category and that we have a rolling 60 day noticing requirement. we ask you tonight that you approve these resolutions together. this slide is an overview of our workforce. as you can see we have about 3900 pre-k through 12 teachers broken down by teacher and non-classroom. we have 3,000 classified employees of which about half are para professionals. while i am not happy to have them, i am encouraged that the number of pks notice ss much smaller across the board than it has been in previous years. now, if we could take a look at
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certificated staff. this slide shows our time line we would like you to authority march, they will be sent on march 11th and layoff hearings will be held between april second and ninth and once the administrative law judge has made a decision, which must come no later than may 7th, you the board will have the opportunity to vote on that decision and the final notices or rescisions will be sent no later than may 10th. >> in the implementation of the layoff process, first we will release temporary teachers and these are teachers that accepted a limited time assignment that they knew would expire. covering a staff on a maternity or medical leave. we have 132 temporary teachers and because they are filling a position temporary it does not
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impact on the layoff count. next we will give consideration to known projection and finally we will release according to seniority in their classification or subject. now, let's take a keeper look at known attrition, which includes non-reelections and retirement and resignations. we offered a early retirement incentive with a deadline of march 1, 55 certificated staff have taken advantage and submitted retirement requests. to date we have 96 certificated staff who we know will not return, these numbers are less than where we were last year at this time. and in the end, about 275 teachers left the district through retirement or resignation. so at this time, it is our best guess that between 175 and 225
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certificated staff will depart this year. teachers are released according to seniority within in the classification or subjects. we have 631 probationary teachers most of the layoffs will occur within the probationary status. however, in some credential areas we may need to layoff permanent staff, for example, in arts, social studies and vocational ed. hard to fill subjects such as math, science, special education and bilingual will be skipped this year, we have been able to exclude other subject areas, it is the first for me and that is multiple subjects. now, to para professionals. we have 1532 para professionals and of these 921 are in special
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education. 611 in general education and early education and community out reach positions and security aids. if the pks is approved, 68 para professionals will receive notices which equates to approximately 3 percent of the workforce in this classification. this slide compares the para professional layoff for last year and this year. as you can see last year by the time that we sent out final notices we were able to significantly reduce the number from 158 down to 66. and in the end, all but four para professionals were called back last year. we are hopeful this will be the case this year as we continue to gather information from the sites in the central office departments. before wrapping up, and taking questions, i want to outline the reemployment process which is as follows. layed off staff replaced on a
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district reemployment list for a period of 39 months, reemployment will be offered according to seniority or adverse order of release and layed off teachers and para professionals will be offered employment as substitutes. in conclusion as a sit before you, although we are in the best fiscal position we have been for quite a number of years, we still face significant and uncertainty in cuts to our budget and by approving these resolutions we are asking to you give us the ability to further align and strengthen our services to our students. at this point i am going to ask anggy the executive director of staffing to read the resolution and then we will be happy to answer your questions. >> this evening, we are proposing that due to the length of these resolutions and acceptable to the board and the superintendent, that i read the therefore be it resolved sections of each resolution.
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for resolution to decrease the number of certificated employees, due to reduction in reduction in particular kinds of services, now therefore, be it resolved, that a total of 24 fte in administrative services and 117.80 fte in instructional services as set forth in exhibit a will be reduced or eliminated no later than the beginning of 2013, 14 school year. that due to the reduction or elimination of particular service and programs, it shall be necessary to reduce the number of certificated employees, employed by the district at the end of the 2012, 13 school year. and that the superintendent or his designated representative is directed to send notice of recommendations not to reemploy in accordance with the provisions of sections 44949,
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and 44955, of the education code to the number of certificated employees allowed pursuant to education code section 44955, by march 15, 2013. be it further resolves that nothing here in shall be deemed to confer any status or rights upon temporary certificated employees or any other employee in addition to those specifically granted to such employees by statute. be it further resolved that the board of education has considered positively accrued and anticipated attrition and that even with the accrued and anticipated attrition, it is necessary to certificated employees equal in number to the positions identified in this resolution. be it further resolved that pursuant to education code, 44955 d1 it will be necessary to retain the services of
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certificated employees in the 2013, 2014 school year, regardless of seniority who possess credential and special training and experiences and qualifications needed for and who are currently assigned in this 2012, 13 school year, to render service in the following programs. all certificate employees possessing and teaching under a clear, preliminary intern or emergency single subject mathematics credential, excluding the credential in foundational level mathematics during the 2012, 13 school year, all certificated employees possessing and teaching under a clear preliminary intern or emergency single subject science credential during the 2012, 13 school year. all certificate employees possessing and teaching under a clear preliminary intern or emergency special education
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credential during the 2012, 13 school year and all certificate employees serving in a bilingual education classroom in which the ininstruction is provided in both the students native language and english and possessing and teaching during the 2012, 13 school year under a clear preliminary or emergency close cultural and economic development and certification. therefore, be it resolved as to any employees who seeks to move into a position requiring certification qualifications bumps, held in a less senior certificated employee the following criteria will be used to determine come pency for retention in the position. credential in the discipline, english learner certification. service for at


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